Climate emergency | ALGA News 28 June 2019

President's column

As the Australian economy continues to slow and the global outlook remains uncertain, local government is ready to step up and play its part with infrastructure projects. In recent weeks, the heads of both the Reserve Bank and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development have highlighted infrastructure investment as a way of+

Cities of Hobart and Sydney declare climate emergency

The Cities of Hobart and Sydney have led the way by becoming the first two Australian capitals to declare climate emergencies. Hobart City Council passed its declaration of a climate and biodiversity emergency on 17 June by eight votes to three, while Sydney’s passed on 24 June by nine votes to nil. Brimbank City Council,+

2019 NALG winner profile – City of Stirling, WA

An employment project in Perth that was inspired by a council officer’s research trip to the Canadian city of Toronto and adapted to local conditions has received the National Award for Excellence at the 2019 National Awards for Local Government. Sarah Janali, the City of Stirling’s Service Lead for Cultural Diversity and Community, created the+

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